Sad Songs

Sad SongsBBC Radio 6 has ranked the top 20 sad songs of all time.

  1. The Smiths - I Know It's Over
  2. Bowling For Soup - Girl All The Bad Guys Want
  3. REM - Everybody Hurts
  4. The Cure - Pictures Of You
  5. Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
  6. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
  7. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
  8. Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush - Don't Give Up
  9. Blur - This Is A Low
  10. The Beatles - Good Day Sunshine
  11. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
  12. Tori Amos - China
  13. Portishead - Glory Box
  14. Al Green - Tired of Being Alone
  15. Mercury Rev - The Dark Is Rising
  16. Lou Reed - Pale Blue Eyes
  17. Spiritualized - Stop Your Crying
  18. The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
  19. Faithless - Insomnia
  20. Polyphonic Spree - Light And Day

Obviously the list is a little Brit-centric, but it's not half bad. They're right about "Everybody Hurts", "Fake Plastic Trees", "Comfortably Numb" and "Under the Bridge". I wonder where Nirvana's "All Apologies" is? Note to self: create top 10 sad songs list for site.

Seeing "Don't Give Up" on the list reminded me of a cheesy local show we had here in Toronto a while back. It was hosted by this flake named Ziggy Lorenc who lived in a pink house. I'm not sure where Ziggy is these days, but I met her at the Runnymede subway station one day about 12 years ago and she was very sweet. She always ended her cheesy love show with the video for Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush's "Don't Give Up". My brothers and I always referred to it as "The Hug Song" because the two singers essentially hugged for the entire video.

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Ya a few of these songs are NOT sad, like Faithless - Insomnia.....What the hell? and Girl all the bad guys want is also not sad...what about Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah, or perhaps Wonderwall by Oasis, or 4am by Our Lady Peace.....and what is this The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love..please, if you are saying that song is sad then you might as well say something like...hmm I don't know maybe Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes is sad (meaning that song is NOT sad in the least...and it is also garbage)

October 22, 2007 @ 2:50 AM

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